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COOPERATIVE EDUCATION CERTIFICATION

Revised 11 21 13

The program is based on Cooperative Education and Career & Technical Education Program Standards established by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Teacher Certification and Preparation.

The DACUM Research Chart details the role of the work-based learning teacher coordinator.

The program combines formal coursework with a supervised internship in both an area career and technical education center and a comprehensive high school.

ADMISSION TO THE PROGRAM

Students may be admitted to the program in either the fall or spring semester. Applications are processed upon receipt of appropriate materials.

A. Admission is based upon a formal application and evidence that the applicant:

  • is a high school graduate or has a GED diploma
  • is a citizen of United States
  • is 18 years of age or older
  • has demonstrated basic skills and occupational competence through the successful completion of the Occupational Competency Assessment, (OCA)
  • holds a bachelor degree along with one year or more of appropriate occupational experience in the last 10 years; and
  • holds a valid PA teaching certificate (add-on candidates only)

B. Individuals seeking admission to the program must submit the following:

  • A completed Application form
  • A copy of their PA Vocational Instructional or Instructional teaching certificate(s)
  • Transcripts of all collegiate level work completed outside of Temple University
  • A copy of their PA OCA Certificate or a completed and notarized copy of the Record of Occupational Experience Statement

Send Cooperative Education Certification Program Application materials to:

 

Mrs. Joyce Howard, Secretary for Cooperative Education Studies
Temple University
Center for Professional Development in Career and Technical Education
1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue Ritter Hall - 372
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6091

COURSE REQUIREMENTS (The required Internship is addressed separately.)

A.        Candidates who hold a valid PA Vocational Instructional I or II Certificate must complete the following course requirements:

1.         CTE    4324 Coordination Methods for Work-Based Learning (3 SH)
2.         CTE    4331 Instructional Methods for Work-Based Learning (3SH)
3.         CTE    4285 *Internship in Career and Technical Education Practice (3SH)
           
Admission to the Cooperative Education Certification Program for persons in this category encourages matriculation in the Bachelor’s Degree Program at Temple University. 

B.         Candidates who have a Bachelor’s Degree in education and a PA instructional certificate in vocational education field (e.g., Agriculture Ed., Business Ed, Health Occupations Ed., Family and Consumer Science Ed., Industrial Arts Ed., Technology Ed., or Marketing and Distributive Education) must complete the following course requirements:

1.         CTE    8324 Coordination Methods for Work-Based Learning (3 SH)
2.         CTE    8331 Instructional Methods for Work-Based Learning (3SH)
3.         CTE    9685 *Internship in Career and Technical Education Practice (3SH)

 C.        Candidates who have a Bachelor’s Degree in education and PA instructional certificate outside of vocational education must complete the following course requirements:

1.         CTE    8324 Coordination Methods for Work-Based Learning (3SH)
2.         CTE    8331 Instructional Methods for Work-Based Learning (3 SH)       
3.         CTE    8507 Foundations/History and Principles of Career and Tech. Ed. (3SH)
4.         CTE    8501 Curriculum Development in Career and Technical Ed. (3SH)
5.         CTE    8527 Program Planning & Evaluation in Career Technical Education (3SH)
6.         CTE    9685 *Internship in Career and Technical Education Practice (3SH)

D.       Candidates who have a Bachelor’s Degree outside of education and do not hold an instructional certificate must either complete certification in a content area that includes student teaching (see C), or complete the following sequence that ends with its own student teaching and the internship.

1.         CTE    8324 Coordination Methods for Work-Based Learning (3 SH)
2.         CTE    8331 Instructional Methods for Work-Based Learning (3SH)
3.         TESOL 8631 *Foundations of Language Teaching: Meeting the Needs of ELL (3SH)
4.         CTE    8501 *Curriculum Development in Career and Technical Ed. (3SH)
5.         CTE    9685 *Internship in Career and Technical Ed. (3SH)
6.         ED      5212 Curriculum, Teaching & Technology (3SH)
7.         CTE    8527 Program Planning & Evaluation in Career Technical Education (3SH)
8.         ED      5402 Child and Adolescent Development (3SH)
9.         ED      5605 *Models of Teaching (3SH)
10.       ED      5888 *Seminar/Supervised Student Teaching (3SH)
11.       SPED 5666 Inclusive School Practice (3SH)

* These courses are delivered in a field-based or partially field-based format.

Candidates who do not hold a B.S. or B.A. degree and who would like to be certified as teachers of
Cooperative Education must be admitted to a Bachelor’s Degree program at Temple University, College of Education, and qualify for admission to the Cooperative Education Certification Program.

NOTE: a. 3.0 GPA must be maintained through all program course work

PRE-INTERNSHIP EXAMINATION

Candidates are required to complete a pre-internship examination upon completion of course work . The DACUM Research Chart on the Role of the Work-Based Learning Teacher Coordinator is the basis for the examination which is structured in a problem-based short answer essay format. Candidates who pass the examination qualify to participate in the internship.

INTERNSHIP REQUIREMENT (CTE 4285/9685)

Candidates who have maintained a 3.0 GPA, and have successfully completed the pre-internship examination, will be permitted to fulfill the internship requirement of the program. It should be noted that no more than 10 students can be admitted to the internship component of the program each semester. Submit the completed Internship Application at least 90 days prior to the internship. Internship applications are processed in the order in which they are received.

The applicant must provide evidence that:
• arrangements can be made for appropriate internship activity in two school settings, a career and technical education center and a comprehensive high school, and
• a local Vocational Cooperative Education Coordinator in each school setting is willing to function in the role of cooperating teacher coordinator.

The internship will continue until all competencies associated with the Cooperative Education Certification Program have been demonstrated or verified.

ORAL ASSESSMENT

Having successfully completed the internship, the candidate will be required to undergo an oral assessment (a Cooperative Education Board of Assessment Review). The content of the oral assessment is based on the DACUM Research Chart on the Role of the Work-Based Learning Teacher Coordinator as well as leadership, sensitivity, scholarship, problem solving, decision making and human relations.

This experience provides the candidate with an opportunity to present before incumbent Career and Technical Education professionals and, provides incumbent professionals an opportunity to gauge the preparation of a prospective cooperative education coordinator.

PROGRAM COMPLETION, PRAXIS TESTING AND CERTIFICATION

Candidates who complete all program requirements, and meet other Pennsylvania certification requirements (successful completion of the PPST and PLT tests) and successful completion (pass score 770) of the PRAXIS II Specialty Area Test in Cooperative Education - test number 0810, will be recommended for the Cooperative Education Certificate or certificate endorsement. For additional additional information and an application, contact.

Ms. Nancy Johnston
Certification Advisor
(215) 204-8376
nancy.johnston@temple.edu

Contact Information:

Chester P Wichowski, D.Ed.,

Associate Director
(215) 204-6249
chet.w@temple.edu

 

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